Wave Hub

Wave Hub Ltd's core role is to manage the Wave Hub facility and facilitate testing of a range of offshore technologies including large scale wave energy devices, wave energy arrays, floating wind, hybrid wind/wave devices, major subcomponents and associated subsea equipment.

The construction of the Wave Hub test facility was funded by the European Regional Development Fund Convergance Programme and the UK Government. It is operated by Wave Hub Ltd whose purpose is to:

Progress technology development by enabling connection and testing of offshore renewable energy installations;
Drive research and innovation to help overcome the final hurdles to full commercialisation; and
Foster a growing offshore renewable energy industry and stimulate associated community benefits

The company also manages the Crown Estate's Pembrokeshire demonstration zone as well as coordinating its own research activity.

Wave Hub Ltd also actively engages in knowledge transfer through international research collaborations and the provision of consultancy services.

Wave Hub is the world's largest and most technologically advanced site for the testing and development of offshore renewable energy technology.

Located 16km offshore from Hayle on the north coast of Cornwall, at the eastern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Wave Hub site offers:

Four cable connection points for testing offshore renewable energy technology
Purpose built and commissioned, grid connected infrastructure with a 30MW export capacity, upgradable to 48MW
Grid connection at either 11kV or 33kV
Fully consented testing environment with a a 25 year seabed lease
Water depths ranging from 51m - 57m
One of the best wave resources in Europe
Wave climate monitoring
Full range of robust baseline data
Proximity to a variety of ports and associated infrastructure
Access to expert academic institutions specialising in offshore renewables
Access to funding support
A dedicated operational team

Deploying at Wave Hub

For further information, please contact: enquiries@wavehub.co.uk

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Claire Gibson, Managing Director & Executive Director
Wave Hub Ltd, Chi Gallos, Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, North Quay, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4DD
Switchboard Number: 
01736 800290